Happy Friday team! I hope you’ve all had the loveliest of weeks in this glorious sunshine? Hasn’t it been the dream? I’ve had a bit of a week, which I think was made worse by the fact that it was my first full work week for six weeks. I honestly don’t know how I’ve coped! *winks* Anyway, let’s not dwell on the rubbish, let’s jump straight in to all the good stuff, it’s a Friday favourites post after all!
So first up on the Friday favourites post is that this week I tested myself a little and decided to be vegetarian for the week. And actual it wasn’t too bad and not nearly as bad as I thought it would be! I did have one slip up, on Thursday when I didn’t pack lunch and promptly forgot my veggie plan and bought a ham and cheese baguette! But other than that one blip I’ve eaten no meat this week and I’ve not even missed it that much. I will do a proper post about what I’ve eaten instead, but really the main thing was about making salads more interesting and not just lettuce leaves!
In other foodie news, Lau treated us to doughnuts on Wednesday and it could not have been more needed. Or more delicious. I love that I live with someone who gets what I need after a bad day. FYI if you’re ever near Doughnut Time then you MUST try their party ring inspired doughnut. It looks like a party ring biscuit and even has two of them decorating it, plus it’s vegan. How cool is that?!
Also this week, the blossom has been insane. I Mean, just look at the pretty!
Lau and I made a bit of a pact last weekend, which is that we need to get back into exercising regularly. We’ve talked about it loads and have been meaning to start it for like the last six months, but for whatever reason (let’s say laziness hypothetically…) it just hasn’t happened. But this week we’ve made the concerted effort to get up at 6am and do some form of exercise before work and it’s worked three times this week we’ve been jumping around to a HIIT workout or swimming in the pool by 6.30. And I feel so much better for it! Yes I’ve been achy, but also I’ve been reminded of what my body can do!
Another thing making the Friday favourites list this week: catch ups with lovely people. Firstly with my old work colleagues, who I first met ten years ago. We spent saturday afternoon feasting on a delicious veggie (and cake) spread and catching up on all the things. We’ve started to make this a yearly catch up and it’s so nice just to natter away for the whole afternoon. I am so lucky to have met them in my very first ‘proper’ job! Also in the lovely catch ups category this week we have an evening in North London with a friend who’s over from the States. We caught up, met her two kids (and got cuddles) and all while eating yummy food.Seriously, if anyone has need for a delicious pizza place in Hornsey let me know. We found an incredible place!
This weekend I’m finally getting my first barbeque of the year and I’m beyond excited about it! Obviously I’m looking forward to the company and the people, but also ALL THE FOOD! Lovely salads, lamb burgers, ice cream, grilled prawns and Bombay sausages. Yeah for Sunday! But first I have a day of shopping, lunch and catch ups with a friend. I can’t wait to!
What are your weekend plans team, tell me all about them!